“Dollars parked in offshore accounts mean lower corporate tax revenues, and thus individual Canadians have to pay higher taxes.” — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
"A year and a half may seem a long time, but there are important issues that require urgent attention. British Columbians can't wait a year and a half for real solutions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Supporters of public services will rally outside a major privatization conference on November 6 to highlight a new poll showing that more than two-thirds of Ontarians want to keep their public services public.
“This is a positive development and one that we hope will lead to a resolution that will be acceptable to our locked out members.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Right now, we’re losing millions upon millions of dollars to privatization,” she said. “If we invested that money instead in our health care, our schools, and our social services, imagine the kind of community we could have.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3 Vice-President
"From the very beginning, our partnership has been united against this unfair, unconstitutional bill — a bill that undermines the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The NSGEU/NUPGE believes in a publicly funded and operated health care system that keeps our blood supply safe and available to patients who need it.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“The funding that has been allocated so far has not gone to acute care adult mental health programs. We’ve got higher acuity on wards than ever, and that is creating violent situations. In our workplaces, there is a violent act each and every day." Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health Division
MGEU/NUPGE members have new agreement with improvements from the interest arbitration decision awarded in July.